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Counting down to our newest title, The One-Week-Old Fawn!

Posted by straddleadmin on June 11, 2017
Posted in animalsbookschildrenmy books 

Book Signing Event during Highland Festival in Alma, Michigan on May 27th

Posted by straddleadmin on May 15, 2017
Posted in animalsappearancesbooks 

During the Highland Festival in Alma, Michigan, Suzanne Malpass Rogers will be signing her books at the College Corner, 328 W. Superior from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Writing children’s books has become Rogers’ very unexpected retirement career. She writes a series of true animal stories with happy endings under her maiden name, Suzanne M. Malpass. Each book is illustrated by Trish Morgan, a wonderful Charlevoix watercolor artist. Books are available on Rogers’ website straddlebooks.com, in many stores in Michigan and Arizona, as well as on mascotbooks.com, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. The One-Week-Old Fawn: A True Story is soon to be released.

The books are:

Stony’s Tale: A True Tombstone Story (sold out)

Rusty Tries Growing Up: A True Eastern Shore Story

A Lab’s Tale (takes place in East Jordan)

Colorado, the Flying Horse: A True Arizona Story

Where’s Our Siamese: A True Story (takes place in Charlevoix)

Bonita Finds a Forever Home: A True Story

The Cochise County Cat: A True Arizona Tale

Book Signing Event on April 22nd with Huachuca Art Association

Posted by straddleadmin on April 15, 2017
Posted in animalsappearancesbookschildren 

Jpg 42217 Book Singing Corrected

Cover for New Book, The One-Week-Old Fawn: A True Story

Posted by straddleadmin on March 22, 2017
Posted in animalsbookschildren 

Fawn Cover A

MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE OF WEATHER

Posted by straddleadmin on November 27, 2016
Posted in animalsmy booksweather 

Yesterday (Saturday 11/26/16) the high was 69 degrees in our winter home of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Next Saturday (when I’m signed up for the outdoor Christmas on Main in Benson, Arizona), the projection is 44 degrees (!) and rain. Near as I can figure out, there’s neither a market for wet books nor an enticement to Arizona customers at that temperature even without rain.

Just Discovered Extension of Walking Path

Posted by straddleadmin on June 8, 2016
Posted in animals 

Last Friday my husband and I were walking along the lovely path in Bellaire when we discovered a brand new map, which shows that the path much longer that we knew. We came upon several piles of disturbed dirt. A bicyclist told us they were nests of buried eggs, he had seen a snapping turtle leave. 

Sunday we took that path again and every nest had been dug up and the eggs emptied. I thought of foxes or dogs. Several people told me raccoons love eggs. Some animal(s) must have had a feast. 

First Winter Storm Hits Midwest

Posted by straddleadmin on November 22, 2015
Posted in general 

Looking forward to Thanksgiving without snow. Will be with friends and will be trying not to eat too much.

SUMMER’S NATURE SIGHTINGS

Posted by straddleadmin on August 7, 2014
Posted in general 

Recently I have able to watch a) a mink running quite a long way. b) a little painted turtle c) the kingfisher who lives on our boat hoist’s solar panel d) three baby foxes (kits) playing in a ditch e) a mama raccoon with three trailing babies crossing our driveway f) a doe and her fawn g) two loons and h) lots of dragonflies.